Oakland To Sign Iwamura


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Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Later, Mark Ellis

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ZeroZeroZero
4 years 9 months ago

And Billy Beane is already ready for next season!

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, this will build up his value and maybe earn himself a spot at 2B for the A’s next season!

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kimofromkauai
4 years 9 months ago

Injured much of his career…. check
cheap….. check
well past his prime…… check

a perfect player for the A’s

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 9 months ago

since when is 31 well past your prime?

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 9 months ago

since when is 31 well past your prime?

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rovert22044
4 years 9 months ago

Man. The A’s really seem desperate. I really don’t get this signing…

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t see anything wrong with it. No risk, cheap…Why not?

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rovert22044
4 years 9 months ago

Hm. I guess.

Still a waste of money as long as he’s getting paid IMO.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

well I see what your saying I just wonder if a change of scenery will do him good. Maybe a return to the AL. We’ll see.

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$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

The pro-rated version of $400K for the season’s final 20 games is a waste of money? There’s not a team in baseball that would be even remotely affected by that amount of money. The guy’s BABIP is 120 points lower than his career mark this season, and while part of that is his plummet in line drives hit, his BABIP on grounders was .135. Sure, he had a knee injury so his infield hits may be down, but in a sample size of ~190 PAs, it’s also certainly possible that it’s just plain bad luck that he’s hitting grounders right at the fielders, they’re making great plays, etc.

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$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

My mistake on the arbitration thing. I just looked on BR but they’ve got it wrong in this instance.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t think he’s arb eligible. He’s a free agent according to Cots. Or did Cots give me the wrong info? They did with J.J. Hardy but I think Aki is a free agent.

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$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, I just saw it on Baseball Reference and didn’t really think about it. I distinctly remember thinking how odd it was for the Pirates to trade for one year of a player now, actually.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Well they are the Pirates. I hear ya.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Well they are the Pirates. I hear ya.

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Hermie13
4 years 9 months ago

Unless Iwamura got something put into his contract he signed with the Rays….he should have 2 years of arbitration left and not be a free agent.

2010 is only his 4th ML season. To be a free agent you need 6 full ML seasons.

Now some Japanese players do get things put into their contracts where they can’t be offered arbitration and become free agents instead (since most are older when they come to the states). But barring this and per ML rules, the A’s should be allowed to offer arbitration and keep Iwamura for at least 2 more years.

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Hermie13
4 years 9 months ago

Cot’s is a bit vague. Says the Rays must offer him an extention OR grant him free agency……so does arbitration count as an extention or do the A’s have to offer him a 2 year deal?

Again, per ML rules he should be arbitration eligible…..does look like he has some clause in his contract though. Then again, being released by the Pirates….does that clause still stand up to the A’s?

Either way, not sure arbitration is the best way to go with Iwamura. Made $4.25M this year…..is he worth that next year? He’d get that or close to it in arby.

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4 years 9 months ago

Congratulations on signing an overweight and elderly sub-par middle infielder. You could have said the same thing to the Pirates’ GM in the off-season.

I guess if he’s cheap though, why not? At least they aren’t paying him 4.5 million to play AAA ball.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Plus it’s only 19 games.